Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement

This award recognizes KU Medical Center faculty for excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives. Award recipients will receive $7,500.

Community engagement, according to the Carnegie Classification Project (McCormick & Zhao, 2005), "describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity." Piercy, Stoudt, Asselin and Tilley-Lubbs (2011) provide additional clarification regarding work that is worthy of this award in their white paper, noting that "Characteristics most associated with engaged scholarship include:

  • A partnership between university and community groups;
  • Which is reciprocal;
  • Mutually beneficial;
  • Respectful;
  • Transparent;
  • Replicable; and
  • Publically accountable;
  • Hierarchy is minimized;
  • Teaching, research, and/or service takes place;
  • Impact is assessed and documented; and
  • Scholarship is an integral component."


All University of Kansas Medical Center faculty members with a full-time or part-time appointment at the Kansas City, Wichita or Salina campuses who have not previously received this award are eligible. Volunteer faculty are not eligible.

Nomination Process

The awards period is currently closed. Please check back later in the year for details.

Past Recipients

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Last modified: Apr 30, 2015
At a Glance

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Award Amount: $7,500

Questions? Contact
April Blackmon Strange
(913) 588-2695